Tag: rubber tracks

Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels. This band is typically made of modular steel plates in the case of military vehicles and heavy equipment, or synthetic rubber reinforced with steel wires in the case of lighter agricultural or construction vehicles. The large surface area of the tracks distributes the weight of the vehicle better than steel or rubber tyres on an equivalent vehicle, enabling a continuous tracked vehicle to traverse soft ground with less likelihood of becoming stuck due to sinking.

The New Swiss Army Knife

The New Swiss Army Knife

When Takeuchi first introduced the compact excavator in 1971, some people scoffed and criticized that the machine was little more than a toy. Since then, the machine has become an integral part of the construction site, sometimes replacing other machines—and not only on general construction sites but in many other

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data

Choosing the Necessities

Choosing the Necessities

Ryan Llewellyn knows tires. He’s the maintenance manager with R&J Trucking in Youngstown, OH. And if there’s one thing he deals with often, it is tires.

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring

ASV Secures $2.0 Million Rental Customer Order

ASV Secures $2.0 Million Rental Customer Order

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ASV Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ASV), a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, today announced it has received a new order from its largest rental customer for its compact track loaders (CTL) totaling approximately $2.0

PRINOTH ICUEE NEWS: What you’ll see at the booth

PRINOTH ICUEE NEWS: What you’ll see at the booth

Granby, Qc (September 21, 2017)—In keeping with a long tradition, PRINOTH is excited to announce its participation in The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), the premier trade show for utility professionals and construction contractors, this year again. PRINOTH is clearly the leader of tracked vehicle products in the

New Bobcat 5-Link Torsion Suspension Undercarriage

New Bobcat 5-Link Torsion Suspension Undercarriage

(WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 2017) Bobcat Company introduces a new compact track loader 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage, providing increased performance, operator comfort and serviceability. M2-Series T870 compact track loaders are the first Bobcat® loaders manufactured with the new 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage.

Increased durability and reliability

Uptime protection is a top

CASE Expands D Series with CX145D SR Minimum-Swing Excavator

CASE Expands D Series with CX145D SR Minimum-Swing Excavator

Racine, Wis., August 14, 2017 – CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new CX145D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series lineup. Designed to provide ample digging and lifting power in a small footprint, the CX145D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement. This results in a highly maneuverable

Keep On Rolling

Keep On Rolling

While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

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